TOPIC 6 Groups activities and meeting individual differences (Meaning…
Groups activities and meeting
Meaning of group activity
-Involves students working in collaborative tasks.
-Any learning or teaching tasks that involves students working together.
-Any formal assessment tasks that requires students to complete in forms of groups.
Creative teaching methods
-Teacher encourage students to brainstorm.
-Include language games in lessons.
-Evaluate students at the end of activities.
Traditional games- Ineffective. Equips students with basics of the language. No interactions take place.
Communicative language games- Students are encouraged to communicate with each other to solve problems.
Teachers role in instructional
-The teacher gives direct instructions
-Role of an observer and guide students in the lesson.
-Source of reference.
Importance of panel discussion
-The purpose of a panel discussion is to bring together top talent in one area so that a group of experts can share and build upon each other’s experience.
-Panel discussions are useful if an issue is too complex for one person to handle, or if the audience needs to be exposed to various people or viewpoints at the same session.
-Panel discussions have a goal in mind, whether to introduce a new topic or disseminate facts for students.
Steps of brainstorming
Teacher writes the topic on the white board and calls for ideas.
The students are asked to clarify the ideas given.
Students make their own list of ideas from the new list.
They rank the idea according to importance.
The whole class votes from the rank 1-5.
Ideas received most ranks are fully discussed.
Individual differences in group
-Ability to communicate and share ideas.
Different backgrounds and proficiency.
-Difference in the ability to brainstorm.
Students role in activity period
-Tolerate and work together to complete tasks.
-Communicate clearly to share ideas.
-Give everyone equal chances to speak in the group.
Individual differences in a classroom
-Difference in academic achievements
-Ability to speak in front the classroom
How plenary sessions help individuals in group?
-It helps students clear their doubts regarding the lessen.
-Helps students understand better.
-Gives them more ideas on the topic